OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The public engagement plan for the design of the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility will be presented to the Ottawa Public Library Board, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5.
Don Schmitt of Diamond Schmitt Architects, the firm retained in partnership with Ottawa's KWC Architects to design the new facility, will present the extensive in-person and online engagement program to inspire the design for the new joint facility, to be located at 555 Albert Street in Ottawa.
Billed as the Inspire555 Series, in a nod to the facility's address, the national engagement process will include design workshops, pop-up events, expert lectures, online activities and engagement (local and national), and knowledge sharing with Indigenous communities - all planned for 2019.
The Inspire555 series is part of an ongoing dialogue. From 2013 to 2016, more than 3,000 people provided input into the spaces and uses for a new central library. In 2016, following the decision to explore a partnership with Library and Archives Canada, the public provided input into the selection criteria for a site for the joint facility, as well as its functional programming.
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: Board meeting begins at 5 pm
Place: Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall
SOURCE Library and Archives Canada
For further information: City of Ottawa, Public Inquiries, [email protected], 311, ottawa.ca; Media Inquiries, [email protected], 613-580-2450, ottawa.ca; Ottawa Public Library, Anna Basile, [email protected], 613-580-2424 ext. 32335, www.biblioottawalibrary.ca; Library and Archives Canada, Richard Provencher, Head, Media Relations, Communications Branch, Library and Archives Canada, Government of Canada, [email protected], Tel: 613-894-7509